My new play Happy To Help runs from the 14th June to the 9th July 2016 at Park Theatre, London. .
A destitute farmer sells his land to the supermarket chain that drove him out of business. Fifteen years later and a bustling supermarket stands on the same spot. UK managing director Tony is coming to work undercover at the store for a week. Branch manager Vicky is determined to give him a more grimly authentic experience than he’d ever dared wish for. Shelf-stacker Josh dreams of escape and rock stardom. Union organiser Elliot dreams of Josh. By Friday, nothing will ever be the same for them again.
Directed by Roxy Cook. The cast are Charles Armstrong, David Bauckham, Katherine Kotz, Ben Mann, Rachel Marwood and Jonny Weldon.
Producer: Celia Dugua, Associate Producer: Claire Evans, Casting Director: Gabriella Shimeld-Fenn, Designer: Emma Tompkins, Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite, Lighting Designer: Sherry Coenen.
Developed with Park’s Script Accelerator Programme and shortlisted for the 2015 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize. This show is supported by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.
Tickets available here. Tickets £18 (£16.50 concessions) Previews (14/15 June) £14.50. Tues-Sat 7.45pm. Thurs & Sat Matinees 3.15pm.
The playtext is being published by Methuen Drama to coincide with the run and is available here.
Photograph by Crusoe Weston.